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Autumn in France, 1911

Emily Carr
Canadian, 1871 - 1945
oil on paperboard
49 x 65.9 cm
Purchased 1948
National Gallery of Canada (no. 4882)

In the fall of 1910, Emily Carr went to France to find a visual language as forceful as the monumental arts she had set out to depict. There, she was exposed to various forms of Post-Impressionism and became increasingly interested in pattern, colour, and texture as expressive elements in their own right. Here the lighter palette, vibrant touch, and composition dominated by the rising hill are all reminiscent of the paintings of Cézanne.

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